Many people lose their cats. While microchips can help strangers identify a lost cat and contact you, people in Japan have found a unique solution to bringing a lost cat home.

Japanese cat owners claim that when they lose a cat, they find some stray cats in the neighborhood and ask these cats that if they see the missing cat, tell it to come home. Amazingly, people swear that this works.

So if you lose a cat, try this method in addition to contacting neighbors and promoting your lost cat. Talking to stray cats might seem odd, but if it works, then it doesn’t matter how strange it may sound after all.

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